Neighborhood Guide: Harlem

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A historical neighborhood with a widespread sense of community, Harlem offers peaceful residential side streets in the midst of a creative bustling cultural hub.

 

Location

From south to north, Harlem is bordered by 110th and 155th streets and from west to east, the Hudson River and the Harlem River.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

 

CONVENIENCE

  • Lincoln Center: 15 mins subway
  • Midtown West: 25 mins subway
  • Midtown East: 30 mins subway
  • Chelsea: 33 mins subway
  • Financial District: 39 mins subway

 

Lifestyle

AT A GLANCE

Harlem’s rich history of jazz, literature, and civil rights movements left imprints that are still evident today in the neighborhood’s culture and community spirit. Entertainment venues and street names honor the notable figures of the Harlem Renaissance who contributed to the neighborhood’s strong cultural roots.

 

PEOPLE    

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In Harlem, you can find a diverse mix of long-time residents, Columbia University (nearby) students, and newcomer professionals. The long-time residents are the driving force of the neighborhood’s tight-knit sense of community.

The neighborhood’s renovated brownstones, quieter residential side streets, and convenient location attracts many newcomer professionals.

 

EATS

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Ethnic eats and long-standing mom-and-pop restaurants contribute significantly to Harlem’s vibrant cultural scene.

Malcolm X Boulevard is paved with local favorites of soul, American, Spanish, and African cuisine.    

 

ATTRACTIONS

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As the birthplace of jazz, blues, and Hip-Hop, Harlem’s community preserves its love for music through the many music venues, theaters, and speakeasies that define the neighborhood’s entertainment scene.

The most famous performing arts landmark is the Apollo Theater on 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Opened in 1913, the theater has seen several musical prodigies including, Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5, and Marvin Gaye walk its stage.

Harlem’s many public parks are scenic places to unwind, they also occasionally transform into lively gatherings of residents enjoying outdoor concerts or playing sports together.

 

The Market

COST OF LIVING

  The Jerome

The Jerome

Brownstones and walk-ups are most common in Harlem. The average rent and sales price are generally more affordable than most areas in southern Manhattan.

Below is a breakdown of average sales and rental prices for Harlem as of July 2017

(sales prices are for condos)

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Source: StreetEasy

 

MIRADOR’S EXCLUSIVE PICK

THE JEROME // 215 West 116th

  The Jerome

The Jerome

Situated in the heart of West Harlem, The Jerome is a newly renovated 7 story prewar walk-up that boasts of spacious units and a convenience location.

 

 

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